Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: E3

E3 2016 – Microsoft: Xbox One 2, Scorpio, Forza Horizon, Dead Rising

Microsoft had plenty to show at their conference, including gameplay reveals of Rare’s Pirate-themed multiplayer-entric Sea of Thieves and the co-op-friendly Forza Horizon 3. Other trailers posted below include announcement videos for Dead Rising 4, State of Decay 2, and We Happy Few, plus more from Scalebound, ReCore, and others. Phantom Dust is still a go, too (woo!). Play Anywhere was prominent, which further integrates Xbox One and Windows 10 by offering cross-buy support and same-day release for MS-published titles. The biggest reveals were the Xbox One S and Project Scorpio. The Xbox One S will be 40 percent smaller, come in white, have an internal power supply, support 4K Ultra HD for Blu-rays and streaming content, support High Dynamic Range (HDR) for games, and come with an updated controller. Kinect adapters will be required, but they will be free from Microsoft. The systems will roll out August 2016 for $299 (500 GB), $349 (1 TB), and $399 (limited launch edition 2 TB). Project Scorpio will be arriving holiday 2017, and is being described as “the most powerful console ever created” with support for 4K gaming and VR thanks to its “6 teraflops of GPU.” All Xbox One games will work on all Xbox One systems.

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Tekken 7 launching early ’17 for console, PC, TTT2 free for Live Gold

Bandai Namco has released a new trailer for Tekken 7. The video coincides with the news that the game will be released in early 2017 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Currently in development under franchise director Katsuhiro Harada, the home port will feature several additions over the arcade version, including Story Mode, which will host seven new characters alongside Street Fighter’s Akuma. The storyline will follow the struggle between members of the Mishima clan. To celebrate the announcement, and so players can take advantage of its recent addition to the list of Backward Compatible titles, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be free for a limited time for Xbox Live Gold members, starting today at 1 p.m. (CST) until June 21 at 5:00 a.m. (CST).

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E3 2016: Bethesda – Doom, Fallout, Prey, Quake, Skyrim

Bethesda had several titles on show, a few of which feature the return of several properties that have been absent for a few years, including Prey and Quake. Doom will be receiving free content, Fallout 4 three new downloadable packs, and Fallout Shelter a PC release as well as quests in a new update. Dishonored 2 got a new trailer, screens, and details about its Limited Edition. One of their bigger reveals was Skyrim Special Edition for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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The first goblin returns in Styx: Shards of Darkness for console, PC

Styx is showing the goods from his upcoming title Shards of Darkness in a new E3 trailer. The sequel to Master of Shadows finds Styx taking on a new assignment for Helledryn, an enigmatic human officer stationed in Thoben, the City of Thieves. The target is the ambassador’s scepter, a prized object that others are looking to steal for themselves. If Styx can get his hands on it, he’ll get some of the magical amber that fuels his powers. The different races require different skills as each excels in their own areas, with Dark Elves being expert goblin hunters and Dwarves having an excellent sense of smell. To handle them, players will have access to numerous powers, talents, crafting, and equipment. And assassination, there’s always that.

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Bethesda details E3 2016 showcase, BE3 Plus, on-site and streaming

Bethesda has announced their event plans for this year’s E3 showcase, BE3 Plus. As before, the studio will be streaming the conference live on their Youtube and Twitch channels, which will begin at 5:15 p.m. (CST) with the showcase proper kicking off at 6:00 p.m. Former G4 TV X-Play hosts Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb will open the show and interview developers afterwards. Blink-182 will also perform after the showcase. For those in Los Angeles, a Standby Line will open at noon (CST) and offer non-ticket-holding fans the chance to get in the show, located at The LA Hangar, 2627 Medford Street. For those who don’t make it in, an outdoor area will be set up for 300 people to check out a stream.

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E3 Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue screens, trailer out

A new gameplay trailer has gone live for Kingdom Hearts HD 2.8 Final Chapter Prologue. The video features one of the original Keyblade wielders, Aqua, in her war against the Heartless. The battle highlighted is in a new playable episode of Kingdom Hearts 0.2 Birth by Sleep – A fragmentary passage-, which is included in the compilation. The episode will also offer a glimpse at what’s in store in Kingdom Hearts III. E3 attendees will get a chance to try Final Chapter Prologue for themselves next week at Square Enix’s booth.

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PlayStation 4 News

Remastered Final Fantasy XII The Zodiac Age heading to PS4 in 2017

North America will be getting an updated version of the previously import-only Final Fantasy XII International Zodiac Job System. The PS4 exclusive will be available next year, and feature improved visuals, with remastered characters and cutscenes, 7.1 surround sound, shortened load times, a new soundtrack with an option to switch back to the original, and a new trial mode of 100 back-to-back battles. The Zodiac Job System is a 12-job progression system that was exclusive to the international version.

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PlayStation 4 News

Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder announced for console, PC

Deadly Tower of Monsters developer Ace Team is returning to world of rolling boulders for the good of mankind with Rock of Ages II: Bigger and Boulder. The epoch-spanning tower-defense-styled title will continue in its predecessor’s footsteps by having players crush whatever is in their path. After Atlas misplaces an item necessary to keep the world running smoothly, rulers throughout history have decided to run amok. Various periods of art history are being used to represent the struggle, from Surrealism to Late Gothic, as players attempt to defend their resource nodes and destroy enemy castles. New to the series is a four-player competitive co-op mode where two teams of two try to gather resources and build defenses while destroying their rivals.

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E3 2014: Activision – Destiny screenshots, trailer released

Activision has released some new screenshots alongside a new trailer for Bungie’s upcoming shooter Destiny. The seven-minute-long video features Bungie co-founder Jason Jones detailing more about what gamers can expect from both single player and multiplayer. Topics covered, and shown in the screenshots, include the campaign, character-customization options, classes, skills, and wheeling and dealing in the hub city. Of particular interest is The Director, which alerts players as to what quests are available and their associated rewards. Gamers itching to give the game a go can take part in an upcoming public beta, set to kick off on July 17.

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E3 2014: Atlus – Trailer bonanza feat. Abyss Odyssey, Persona Q, etc.

Atlus has released trailers for all of their upcoming titles: Abyss Odyssey, Citizens of Earth, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, and Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth. Check them out below!

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